Transfer News | Sonny Bill Williams close to signing multi-million-pound contract

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is weighing up the biggest contract in the history of either rugby code after a jaw-dropping offer to switch back to the 13-a-side game from Super League-bound club Toronto Wolfpack.

The cross-code star, who was also a professional boxer is contracted to New Zealand rugby until the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan – with the All Blacks preparing to face Wales on Friday in the third-place playoff.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, that interest has turned into a record-breaking contract offer worth as much as £5 million pounds (C$8,037,750) over two years.

Citing a source with knowledge of the contract negotiation, the Sydney newspaper says the contract would make the 34-year-old Williams the highest-paid player in the history of either rugby code.


“We have nothing to confirm at this time,” a Wolfpack spokesman said Monday evening when asked about the report.

Williams went 7-0-0 as a boxer between 2009 and 2015, earning the vacant New Zealand Professional Boxing Association heavyweight title in 2012 with a TKO win over Clarence Tillman


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